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Winter 2000 



The Best of 
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Dear Santa... 

First of all, we'd like to say that every guy and 
girl at BCCC has been a perfect angel over the past 
year. No naughty college students here! We deserve 
the best stocking stuffers you and your elves can 
provide. 

We understand you may have trouble deciding 
exactly what it is we all want, so check out our article 
on pages 14-15 for some great gift ideas. 

Oh, and if it isn't too much to ask, please see 
that every student has a safe and enjoyable winter 
break and an unforgettable new year! 

Don't forget your milk and cookies! 




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El Dorado, Kansas 67042 

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Donations See what others did to 
help out around the holidays 

5 New Years What did you do on the 
last night of the millennium? 

6 Cars From the fastest to the newest, 
we've got 'em all. 

10 Religions Look and see what some 
students may have celebrated over the break 
other than Christmas. 

12 International Students Find 

out what its like for some international students 
to spend the holidays in another country. 

14 Gift Ideas Don t know what to get 
that special someone? Take a peek at our ideas. 

1 6 Basketball An in-depth look at the 
mens coach. 

1 8 Footbal I We are the Champions - 
again! Check out the Grizzlies' winning football 
team and their recent bowl win in Utah. 



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Story by Rachel Julius 

Giving to others isn't just for Christmas time. The gift of 

giving goes on year round. 




esides receiving gifts for the 
holidays, have you ever thought 
about the gift of giving? 
This year many families went without 
the big Christmas dinner and many children 
went without toys. 

For the first time last semester, as a 
group, the Student Senate hosted a family or 
child during the holidays. 

"We will either be doing a toy or food 
drive for Christmas," said Student Senate 
President Shonda Monaghan, Augusta 



sophomore, before the holidays. 

Through the local Salvation Army, the 
Senate is able to find a family or child to host. 

If you would like to get involved in 
helping out with families in the future, contact 
1-800-SAL-ARMY for the local Salvation Army 
near you. 

"When it's over, it's a big relief. But it 
also feels good to help someone in need," 
said Monaghan. 



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Surprise! It's the year 2000 and 
we're all still here, walking, talking 
and breathing. Okay, so the world 

didn't come to an abrupt halt or a 
devastating end. Though some of us 
were concerned about the shift into the new 
millennium, many were living it up on the night 
of the countdown to the new year. 

While some students partied the night 
away, others could have been found spending 
time with family or friends watching Dick Clark 
and the famous ball drop in Times Square. 
Either way, there's no doubt, BCCC students 
were celebrating in style. 

Now that the year 2000 is upon us, one 
can only hope that the Y2K hype will become 
a thing of the past. No doubt some problems 
have occurred due to the Y2K disruptions, but 
it's time to focus on the future and learn from 
past mistakes. Let the start of a new year be 
an incentive to get your act together and 
follow through with your resolutions. It's time 
to begin again on a positive note. Think of it 
as your second chance at life. After all, we are 
fortunate to witness such an event in time, so 
make the most of it while you can. 



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"Take two hours a night for studying. " 
Colleen Smith, Derby sophomore 

"To become a better person. " 
Jerry Garcia, Johnson freshman 

"The same one I have every year: to lose 

weight. " 

Dave Mitchell, Burns sophomore 

"I don't have a New Year's resolution 
because I know I will just break it. " 
Fred Brunei!, Towanda freshman 



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Amber Nelson, Derby freshman 




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For the college student, buying 

a car can be especially difficult 

because of a lacK of funds or Knowledge about cars. 
We'll take a look at i/our options when i/ou decide thai 
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There are many things 
you will find in a new car from 
the factory. You will find 
things such as: better 
fuel efficiency due to the 
advanced techniques of 
fuel delivery, up-to-date 
styling and amenities, 
comprehensive 
warranties, increased power, 
decreased 
emissions, added 
safety features like 
antilock braking, 
multiple airbags and 
crumple zones. 

However, 
these features come 
with additional initial 
expense, and with 
little or no credit it is 
almost impossible to 
get a loan without a 
co-signee. Even if a 
loan was possible it 
would be hard to 
make payments for a bar, afford 
the insurance, pay for gas and 
for routine maintenance. 




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depreciate thousands of 
dollars when purchased and 
driven off the lot. By buying a 
used car you are avoiding 
this additional cost. Some 
late model used cars still 
have warranties and have 
been well taken care of. 
They are also easier to 
finance. 

USED CARS-Classifieds 

There is a third option 
-- utilizing the classifieds. By 
shopping through the 
classifieds you are avoiding 
the mark-ups which 
dealerships need in order to 
turn a profit. However, by 
doing this there are no 
guarantees or warranties on 
the cars and they tend to be 
slightly older models. But if 
you are in the market for 
classic or other hard to find 
cars, this is one way to go. 





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Yet another popular 
way to buy a car is in an 
auction. With an auction y( 
have the potential to save a 
very substantial amount of 
money. This is because the 
seller of an auctioned car is 
either trying to sell the car 
quickly, or the car has been 
seized by some institution 
that is selling it to merely get 
rid of the vehicle for a 
minimal price. 

There is, however, a 
down side to an auction. 
Most of the time you must bid 
on the vehicle of your choice 
without test driving it first. 





AUCTION-Online 

One more option 
available to a new or used car 
buyer is the recently introduled 
online auction. With an online 
auction you see pictures of the 
vehicle over the internet and 
Wen register and bid on the car. 
This method of buying has the 




potential to save the buyer 
thousands of dollarsand 
connect people in different 
regions who would under 
normal circumstances never 
associate. This new 
medium greatly 
expands the 
modern 
marketplace. 

Although buying 

online explores 

a great new 

option in car 

buying, this 

option is by far 

the most 

precarious. 

When 

purchasing a car online you 

are completely trusting the 

seller at his or her word. 





Story by Jessy Clonts 

t's back to school and you've just celebrated "winter 
break" with your family. You recall marking the days on 
the calendar off with large "X's" as Christmas grew 
closer. You just couldn't wait for the presents, the 
traditional turkey, the presents, the family gatherings, 
and, oh yeah, the presents. But what about the people 
who don't celebrate Christmas, did they miss out? 
Hardly. Two-thirds of the population on this entire 
planet are non-Christian, and in the month of December 
countries and religions around the world celebrated 
approximately 24 different holidays. Each has a 
different history rich with stories, traditions, presents (!) 
and festivities. Here is a look at just a few of the 
holidays celebrated last month. 
Hanukkah 

The Jewish Feast of Lights originated in 165 
BCE when the Jews in Judea defeated the Syrian 
Antiochus after a three year struggle for religious 
freedom from the Greeks. After the defeat they held 
festivities in the Temple of Jerusalem and dedicated it 
to God. The Jews cleaned the Syrian temple of Idols 
and found a small amount of oil to light their holy lamps 
that could only last for one day. Amazingly, it lasted for 
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that their efforts were not unnoticed. 

Jewish families own an eight-stick candle 
holder called a menorah, and each day a service 
candle called a shamesh lights a new candle after 
sundown to illuminate the darkness of the world. The 
dreidel is a wood carving that resembles a top, and has 
letters on each side; it was originally used to study their 
teachings when they were being persecuted for their 
beliefs - a guard would simply think it was a toy. Today 
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Kwanzaa 

This holiday can be celebrated by many 
religions because it is a holiday for all African 
Americans, based on the African tradition of the festival 
celebrating the harvest of the first crops. Beginning on 
Dec. 26, this seven-day holiday centers around the 
"Nguzo Saba," or the seven principles of African 
culture. They are unity, self-determination, collective 
work and responsibility, cooperative economics, 
purpose, 



creativity and faith. Like Hanukkah, families own a 

seven-stick candleholder called a kinara, and one 

candle is lit for every night. Each day focuses on one 

principle, and in the evening the family lights one of the 

candles and discusses the principle. They may 

exchange homemade gifts, and towards the end of the 

holiday the community has a feast featuring traditional 

African food, music, dancing and ceremonies honoring 

their ancestors. 

Ramadan 

Practiced by Muslims, this is not considered a 
holiday but rather a holy month in which they fast and 

pray during the day and feast during the night to 

celebrate the first revelation of Muhammad. People 

continue to attend school and work, but in countries like 

Pakistan and India where Islam is prevalent, hotels and 

restaurants are closed. If the police catch a restaurant 

open within those communities the owners can be 

arrested. "The main reason we celebrate Ramadan is 

God wants us to have a taste of the poor who can't 

eat," says Muhammad Ali Quereshi, Wichita 

sophomore, who is Muslim. 




Muslims pray five times a day in places of worship called 
mosques, which also serve as schools and shelter for the less 
fortunate. 

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Here at Butler there is a large mix of ethnic 
backgrounds, religions and cultures that play in to the 
reason we call it "Winter Break" and not "Christmas 
Break." Many students, particularly those in the foreign 
exchange program, felt like they were missing 
something amidst all of the celebrations during 
December. 

"Last Christmas was my first Christmas away 
from home," said John Matheri, Kenya sophomore. "I 
felt left out because I didn't have anything to do so I 
went to work." Matheri is Roman Catholic but found that 
his cultural differences kept him from feeling his 
country's tradition of the celebration of Christmas. In 
Kenya, families kill a goat or sheep for a traditional 
family feast. "I went everywhere looking for a goat or 
sheep, Newton, Council Grove, but I couldn't find one. I 
did my first Christmas without a goat," Matheri said. For 
Baidya Berendra, Nepal sophomore, however, the 
commercialization of Christmas reminds him of his own 
religion, Hinduism. "I remember my own religious 
holiday, Tihar festival, is the greatest festival. People 
dress up and burn oil lights everywhere." 

Remember, there are many different religions 
throughout the world and many sects within those 
religions. So next year while you're carving that turkey 
or ripping open those brightly wrapped presents, keep 
in mind that while the majority of Butler students will be 
celebrating Christmas, the majority of the rest of the 
world will be celebrating other holidays with the same 
enthusiasm. 
Information taken from www.worldbook.com 



Imagine yourself alone in a 
foreign country during one of the most 
celebrated holidays in the world: 
Christmas. Your family and all you are 
familiar with is hundreds of miles away. 
The celebrations and traditions are 



you were raised and you find yourself 
wondering, "Who is Santa Claus 
anyway?" 

If you are an international 
student, chances are you didn't have to 
imagine what the above would be like; 



it first hand. 



Over 600 total international and 
permanent foreign residents are 
students who attend a Butler County 
Community College site. Of these are 
students coming from over 83 different 



countries 



With the four week winter 



break now over, many of these . 
students are thankful to be back in 
classes. It wasn't easy for some to 
spend the holiday abroad. 

During Butler's winter break, 
dorm residents were required to move 
out. This left some international 
students without a place to stay. 

"It's hard for some international 
students to hear about others going 
home for the holidays since they don't 
have that opportunity," said Janet 
Obando, International Student Advisor. 



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America but still keep in mind their family and friends 
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Story by Ashley McCullough 

It is difficult to find the perfect Christmas gift, 
especially when it is for that special someone, family 
members, best friends or a girlfriend or boyfriend. With 
a little thought and creativity the normal hassle of 
Christmas shopping can become stress free next year. 

For many students at BCCC, money tends to 
be a setback when purchasing gifts. Just remember the 
old saying, It's the thought that counts. 

Homemade cards and gifts tend to mean more 
than a store bought card or gift. Remember those 
mushy little cards you made in elementary school for 
your classmates and family members? Your friends 
would love those. You can even make them on the 



computer. Don't forget about flowers during the 
holidays. Even the simplest of gifts can warm a heart 
with a personal touch. 

Baking gifts are an inexpensive way to show 
someone you care too. Decorate a platter or a tin can 
with Christmas goodies such as gingerbread men, 
cinnamon candies or frosted sugar cookies. 

If you have friends or relatives that you will be 




unable to see 
for the holidays, 
then sending 
them gifts can 
be complicated. 

To lessen the cost of shipping and handling, don't worry 
about getting out the boxes and packing tape. Send 
them a gift certificate to a nationwide department store 
or a restaurant. Shopping off of the Internet is less 
stressful too. The store is there in front of you with 
many gifts to choose from with the click of a button and 
a credit card. 

When 




shopping for 

Christmas gifts 

try to avoid clothing, 

unless you are 

confident the person you 

are shopping for will like it or you already know they 

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shopping either. According to www. Christmas, com, 
of the Americans who celebrate a holiday in 
December, 98 percent of them celebrate 
Christmas. Twenty-four percent of the men and 21 
percent of the women don't finish their shopping 
until Christmas Eve. Having to give money 
because you procrastinated isn't a very sincere gift. 
While shopping, it's a good idea to buy 
extra gifts for those unexpected people. Pick up 
inexpensive little items in case someone gives you 
a gift. This way you will have something to give in 
return. During the gift exchange season don't get 
grumpy about giving. Keep these helpful ideas in 
mind to make your shopping fun and easy. 











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Story by Mr. Michael Swan 



New Butler men's basketball coach 
Dennis Helms faces a reconstruction project 
this season. He won't say it, but without time 
to recruit hard, and with a lot of scoring gone 
from last year, his blueprint is going to be 
tough to complete quickly. 

But he's happy with the effort of his 
squad, even though it's been difficult for 
them to put together a good game from 
start to finish so far. 

The Grizzlies certainly have someone with 
a resume that shows his ability to build teams. 
What jumps off that resume is his decade 
(1986-1996) as the head man at Odessa 
College, a two-year school in Odessa, Texas. 

His best player there was NBA high profile 
star Larry Johnson, now with the New York 
Knicks. Johnson, who won an NCAA 
championship while at UNLV, came to Odessa 
after graduating from Dallas Skyline High 
School. He was national high school player of 
the year in 1986, yet his test scores couldn't 
get him into a four-year institution. He entered 
Odessa College with a seventh-grade 



equivalency and left two years later with 
senior equivalency. In turn, Johnson funded a 
tutorial program at the school ($24,000 a year) 
to help thank Helms for pushing him to 
improve his reading level. Johnson said 
Helms always told him to take a book to read. 
Johnson led the Wranglers to two 

Region V championships in 1987 and 
ill 1 988, although they never won a national 

title. 

The recruiting of Johnson was a "battle," 
Helms said. He spent time in the projects in 
Dallas, staying nine days. The whole process 
was even "bigger than I had imagined," he 
said. Johnson was a big national name and it 
didn't hurt that Helms also had other Dallas 
players in Odessa. 

Helms also coached: 

- Alvin Robertson, an NBA all-star who 
spent most of his career with the San Antonio 
Spurs, at Crowder College in Missouri. 
Robertson went pro after a standout career at 
the University of Arkansas. 

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Dent at Odessa. 

-- Tajudeen Soyoye (look for him at the 
University of Missouri this year). Soyoye was 
named "Most Outstanding Physical Science 
Student" at Meridian Community College in 
Mississippi, Helms's last coaching stop. 

Helms was hired in 1996 to rebuild 
Meridian's program, which had fallen on hard 
times. The team finished fifth in the 1999 
national tourney. 

But he likes Kansas better and has spent a 
lot of time in the Midwest. The McKeesport, 
Pa., native journeyed all the way to Iowa 
Western CC in Clarinda, Iowa 30 years ago 
and Upper Iowa University in Fayette 
(graduating in 1969). He was steered there 
by his friend and mentor, Lanny Van Eman, 
who was an assistant coach at the University 
of Iowa. Van Eman also hails from 
McKeesport. Helms took a plane to Chicago 
but then it was a long, boring train ride to 
Villisca, Iowa, to get him where he needed to 
be. 

He spent a couple of years as the head 
coach in Elwood, Iowa, and then moved on for 
another year at a larger high school in Warren, 
Ark., as coach. He took a major step up when 
he was awarded the contract for the head job 
at Des Moines, Iowa, North High School 
where he spent five years (1 972-1 977). To 
satisfy his need for bigger projects, he moved 
on to Iowa Western as coach this time (1977- 
1980), where he filled in for local teachers to 
supplement his low coaching salary. 



But he wanted to get that construction 
apprenticeship. His teams played in some 
barn-like gyms, including one in Centerville, 
Iowa, which then housed the Indian Hills 
team. He left his shaving kit there one time 
and found it in the same place when his team 
returned the next year. 

Then it was on to Crowder College in 
Neosho, Mo. He scaled the girders as an 
assistant from 1984-1986 at the University of 
North Texas before going on to Odessa, 
where he met his wife, Gloria. They've been 
married seven years and her move to 
Mississippi was her first time to relocate out of 
her native state. 

He is also father to Eric, 1 7, who goes to 
school in Andover. The two have a very close 
relationship. 

Helms is extremely pleased to be in an 
area that has a lot of "excitement for 
basketball." 

His 19 junior college coaching years have 
added up to a 461-144 record. 




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Story by Sofia Talauera 



The players stay focused, 
the teams stay strong, and the 
winning continues. It's not an easy 
task, even when the winning hand 
is in your favor, for the body rebels 
against any agonizing usage and 
must be disciplined by the spirit 
and the mind. The players must 



remain alert despite the signs of 
fatigue and pain when 
maneuvering for position, and must 
contain strength to take control of 
the game. Some of these athletes 
didn't have to be so active or 
dedicated to the sport loved by 
millions but they put their heart and 




soul into the game. Some will stay 
and some will move on, leaving 
behind a piece of their own legend. 
There are only 60 minutes of 
playing time filled with a lifetime of 
memories. 

With a 5-0 record, Butler 
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Blackmore Stadium. During the first 
quarter of the game not a single 
point was made. Rudi Johnson of 
Colonial Heights, Va. ran for a 
touchdown from 54 yards out but 
Butler trailed at the half, 14-10. With 
minutes turning into seconds and 
the score tied 38-38, sophomore 
Adam Stiles of Wichita, Kan., 
attempted a 42-yard field goal. The 
snap was off and Butler lost control. 
They went into overtime with Butler 
taking first possession. Again Butler 
attempted a field goal, but it was 
blocked by Garden City's defensive 
line. The Grizzlies played an 
intense game but lost in overtime, 
44-38. There were an estimated 
5,000 plus spectators and not one 
of them was left sitting down. Fans 
had formed a ring around 
the field. The Grizzlies' 17- 
game winning streak was 
put to a devastating halt 
and their ranking changed 
from number 1 to number 
5. 

"That loss was the 
worst feeling that I have 
ever felt," said freshman 
David Routt of Cincinnati 
Ohio. "There is no worse 
feeling than that of defeat when you 
want something so bad." 



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The remainder of the 
regular season was smooth sailing 
for the Grizzlies as they beat 
Highland at homecoming, 46-14, 
and Dodge City on the road, 84-7. 
Then it was time for the Jayhawk 
conference playoffs. Butler 
thrashed Dodge City again, 70-7. 

"During the Dodge City 
game the atmosphere was dead, 
there was no enthusiasm; we just 
gave them a pure butt whooping," 
said sophomore Sam Breeden of 
Hamlett, N.C. 

In their first game of the 



playoffs Butler lost two starters, 
freshman Stevie Williams of Dallas, 
Texas and freshman Chavez 
Donnings of Tallahassee, Fla. 

In the second game of the 
playoffs, the Grizzlies played 
Hutchinson Community College 
and won 38-7. Butler dominated 
the entire first half as they drove 
the ball 81 yards and scored on 
their first possession of the game. 

The Grizzlies played 
Garden City Community College for 
the Jayhawk championship. 

In the first quarter, Garden 




City went ahead 14-0. With 7:06 
left in the first half, Johnson took a 
late pitch from quarterback Daniel 
Cobb of Marietta, Ga. and ran for 
a 26-yard touchdown. Only two 
plays later, freshman Michael 
Kendall of Pratt, Kan., recovered a 
dropped snap at Garden City's 13- 
yard line. Soon after, Cobb caught 
a seven-yard pass from Johnson 
for a TD and the game was tied, 
14-14. As Butler's momentum 
continued to rise, so did the score 
in the second half. With a 45-yard 
reception by Sam Breeden, 
Johnson then ran ten yards for 
another touchdown. Garden City 
then had a high snap that was 
recovered by Butler sophomore 
Carl Witherspoon of Kingston, 
Tenn. That turned into a field goal 
by Stiles. With a quarter left to go 
Butler led 31-27. With a Butler field 
goal and another Garden City 
touchdown, the score was tied, 34- 
34. Stiles hit the wining field goal 
from 24 yards out. The final score 
was 37-34. 

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couldn't think of anything else other 
than another chance to play 
against them," said Breeden. "It 
was a game for revenge. We 
wanted them more than anything 
so we could prove that we were 
better than them." 

Butler earned the right to 
defend their national title. They 
played top-ranked Dixie (Utah) in 
the Dixie Rotary Bowl. 



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wind started off the 1 4th annual Dixie spirits down. Four minutes into the 



Rotary Bowl in St. George, Utah. It 
was a beautiful day for running back 
Rudi Johnson and Butler, as the team 



second quarter, Johnson ran for a 
two yard touchdown. 
Two series later, Johnson streaked 



won 49-35. Johnson ran for a record- 66 yards for another score. Later, 



breaking 373 yards and seven 
touchdowns, and the Grizzlies 



wide receiver Sam Breeden caught a 
46-yard pass from quarterback Daniel 



secured their second straight national Cobb, allowing Johnson to run 25 



championship. 

Starting off the game at high noon, 
Adam Stiles delivered a booming 



kick-off. 



Only two minutes into the game, 
Dixie made a touchdown and led 7-0. 
With Dixie ahead, Butler was not 



yards for another touchdown two 
plays later. 

Then, Johnson carried the ball two 
yards into the end zone, leaving 
Butler ahead by 21 points at the end 



of the half. 



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Johnson once again stuffed in a TD 
off a screen pass from 1 7 yards out. 
In answer to the Grizzly touchdown, 
Dixie made a comeback with a pass 
for six with eight minutes remaining in 
the quarter. But Johnson made a 25- 
yard TD soon after. Then, he would 
add a five-yard touchdown run. The 



Grizzlies led 49-14 at the end of the 



third quarter. 
Turning the tables, Dixie made 



three touchdowns in the fourth 



quarter but it was too late. 

Fans poured onto the field to 
congratulate the 1999 national 
football champions. Butler made 



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history by winning back to back 
national championships. They are 
only the second team in history to 
accomplish that feat. 
"We were anxious to play, to get 



back on the field," said Coach James 
Shibest. 









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Johnson was named MVP and 



national player of the year. 



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\LET THE CELEBRATION BEGIN! Even 
though defensive coach Steve Braet had 

\some anxious moments (center), the 
Grizzlies pounded Dixie 49-35. Rudi 
Johnson (bottom center) goes in for one of 

\his record breaking seven touchdowns. 

[photos by Dylon Storey and Jessy Clonts 



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